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Brewers' Keston Hiura named National League Player of the Week

Posted at 11:46 AM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 12:48:50-04

MILWAUKEE — Second baseman Keston Hiura of the Milwaukee Brewers has been named the National League Player of the Week.

The honor is the rookie's first NL Player of the Week Award. He is the second Brewers player to take home weekly honors this season, joining All-Star teammate Christian Yelich.

The last Brewers player to accomplish the achievement other than Yelich was Aramis Ramirez on July 5, 2015.

Among Hiura's notable accomplishments this week:

  • Batted .517 (15-for-29) with seven runs scored, six doubles, two triples, a home run, eight RBI, two walks and two stolen bases in seven games.
  • Finished the week first in hits, extra-base hits, doubles and slugging percentage (.966); tied for first in triples; second in total bases; third in batting average and on-base percentage (.548); and tied for third in stolen bases.
  • Enters play today in the midst of an 11-game hitting streak dating to July 7, including eight multi-hit efforts and a trio of three-hit performances.
  • Since the calendar flipped to July, Hiura has logged a hit in 15 of 17 contests, posting a slash line of .397/.453/.750 with 13 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, four home runs, 14 RBI and five stolen bases over 17 games.

The Brewers play the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Park.